What are the sea moss benefits for your skin?
Sea moss has become very popular with many health enthusiasts. While many people are sharing the benefits and ways you can consume sea moss, they are forgetting to share the other wways it can be incorporated into your daily life. For instance, it is commonly said that sea moss is good for your skin and you should add it to your daily diet. However, what if you added it to your daily skincare routine as well? Can you imagine the results you would see from a sea moss mask? In this blog I will be sharing the different benefits and ways to use sea moss for your skin.
Sea Moss Benefits - Skin
Sea moss is high in vitamins and minerals that are beneficial when consumed topically and when ingested. Along with all of the benefits that we shared in one of our previous blogs , sea moss is great for your skin. Sea moss comes from red algae, which has a lot of benefits for your skin. Sea moss has 92 vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for your skin. The vitamins and minerals in sea moss are soothing for inflammation and certain skin conditions. Some examples of these skin conditions are eczema and psoriasis.
Hydration for your Skin
Sea moss is also a great natural source you can use to moisturize your skin. Sea moss is rich in fatty acids that are needed to obtain the skin's natural moisture. The vitamin A, C, E, and K in sea moss makes the skin transform from being dry and dull , to become glowly and soft. Applying sea moss during the winter allows for your skin to shed the dead winter skin and become glowly and fresh. Using sea moss topically on a daily basis or even weekly basis will allow your skin to rejuvenate and restore its own moisture. Also, sea moss is organic and all natural, which makes it non-comedogenic. It will not clog your pores and is suitable for all skin types. Of course like everything , it might not work for everyone. However, it does work for many women and men around the world. Being that it is non-comedogenic , you can use sea moss with other prescription topical creams , such as retinol.
Anti-Aging - Younger looking skin.
Similar to Trifluoro acetyl Tripeptide-2 which is found in a lot of anti-aging skincare products , sea moss also acts like a tightening agent. Some of our customers who have tried sea moss as a mask have shared that it was a natural form of Botox. Sea moss is great for reducing wrinkles and making the skin feel and look more firm. Since sea moss also contains magnesium, potassium , vitamin A and vitamin K which makes it great for reducing wrinkles. Also, there is vitamin C in sea moss that is beneficial for increasing collagen output in our skin. This is another way to help the skin's elasticity and keep it looking younger.
Natural Remedy - Eczema and Psoriasis
There are many at home remedies that are talked about for managing conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Sea moss happens to be one of them as well. The moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties allow for some relief for anyone suffering from these skin disorders. Sea moss is actually found to be very effective when it comes to these conditions. Along with the moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties , the 92 minerals in sea moss makes it a great home remedy for these conditions. Of course , we always recommend consulting with your health care physician or dermatologist before applying sea moss if you do suffer from these skin disorders. Sea moss is a natural source that could help mild forms of these conditions. However, if you have a more severe case of eczema or psoriasis , your results might be limited.
Helps with Acne
Sea moss is also believed to help balance the skin's microbiome. It can be useful for those who suffer from acne or oily skin. The reason behind this belief is because sea moss is high in sulfur which makes it have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. The high sulfur content in sea moss also assists in lowering the production of sebum in the skin. This is also beneficial in reducing acne and blemishes. Since sea moss is antimicrobial , it has the properties to fight against acne-causing bacteria called Propionibacterium. If you suffer from more severe acne, sea moss may not help get rid of the acne altogether. Or it may just take a longer time for you to see results. In mild cases of acne, results are often seen within a week. Try using sea moss topically to see the results for yourself.
At Home Masks using Sea Moss Gel
Now that we have discussed the benefits of using sea moss on your skin , let’s take a look at home skin masks you can make using a sea moss gel.
Sea Moss Mask
Sea moss on its own. Like many other natural sources of skincare, you can use sea moss on its own as a mask daily to reap in the benefits.
- Apply the cool sea moss gel onto dry and clean skin (applying in the morning is also refreshing and helps wake you up)
- Wait 10-20 minutes (the sea moss will dry and tighten your skin)
- Rinse thoroughly with warm water under the sink (make sure to rinse under the sink so that the dry sea moss flakes do not make a mess)
This mask will leave your skin tight and so soft. Try it for yourself to see the results!
Turmeric and Sea Moss Mask
Turmeric is also another great natural product for your skin. It helps restore your skin's natural glow , among other things as well. Here is a quick and easy DIY mask that contains turmeric and sea moss.
- Add your 2 tablespoons of sea moss gel, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder into a glass bowl and mix them together.
- Warm up your mask by placing it on top of the stove for about 2-3 minutes. You can do this in the microwave as well. Do not warm it up too much.
- Apply onto your skin and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
- Rinse it with warm water and pat your skin dry.
- Apply your moisturizer.
This mask will leave your skin glowing and soft.
Aloe Vera and Sea Moss Mask
Lastly we have the aloe vera and sea moss mask. Aloe Vera is also great for your skin and all natural. It helps protect and repair your skin from UV damage.
- Add the gel of 1 aloe vera leaf , 2 tablespoons of sea moss gel and mix them all together.
- If you wish to do a cooling mask , place the mixed ingredients in the fridge for 2-3 minutes before applying.
- Apply onto your skin and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
- Rinse the mask off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
- Apply your moisturizer or some aloe vera for moisture.
This mask is great for anyone who likes to do their masks in the morning. It is very refreshing and wakes you up. Try it out and see the amazing results for yourself.
We hope you take some time and try out these masks to see the amazing results of sea moss and other natural ingredients for your skin.
Check out what some of our customers are saying about using the sea moss as a face mask: